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The MP5 Returns to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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If you’ve played the Counter Strike series than chances are you are very familiar with the MP5 weapon, which had been a mainstay within the franchise for years. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive didn’t launch with the MP5 and was instead replaced by the MP7, but now the gun is making a comeback.

Available now in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, thanks to a recent update, is the SD variant, which comes with a silencer and allows for a high movement speed in-game. But, the gun has some drawbacks as it has lackluster damage and accuracy.

You can see the full patch notes below regarding the update that also enabled the Panorama UI for Windows XP, and Vista players.

Gameplay

  • Added the all new MP5-SD, available for testing Offline and in Official Casual and Deathmatch servers. It can be equipped in your MP7 loadout slot.

Matchmaking

  • Lobbies advertised to nearby players and Steam Groups members will now expire after 5 minutes of the lobby leader’s inactivity.
  • Added a way to start advertising single-user lobbies to nearby players and Steam Groups members from the permissions dialog.

Networking

  • Fixed a bug causing some players, especially on DSL connections, to experience high packet loss due to packets being delivered out of order.

Panorama

  • Enabled Panorama UI on Windows XP and Windows Vista game clients.
  • Enabled lobby chat when accept match popup is active.
  • Fixed various multi-line messages clipping last line of text.
  • Fixed unresponsive keyboard after typing and pressing ‘send’ in the chat panel.
  • Allow sending a Steam message to recent teammates using new Steam chat.
  • Spectator HUD elements now respect the cl_drawhud setting.
  • Fixed reconnect button when it appears over lobby chat.
  • Fixed MP7 walk up animation.
  • Game state integration includes a field “round_totaldmg” to track total damage the player dealt.
  • Various scoreboard bug fixes for different game modes.
  • Various stability improvements and fixes.
  • Fixed mapoverview icon scaling

Horizon Case

  • Added normal maps to Desert Eagle | Code Red and P90 | Traction

Perfect World

  • Improved reliability of downloading Overwatch evidence in Perfect World CS:GO game client.

Misc

  • This update includes a change to “csgo.exe” which, while signed with Valve digital certificate, may still trigger warnings in certain anti-virus packages and require users to manually change their AV software settings to update correctly.

 

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Tencent Facing Allegations of Infringing on Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

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Tencent will appear in court on this Tuesday to face allegations of copyright infringement in China, filed by Shanghai-based studio Moonton Technology, according to the South China Morning Post.

Per the report, Tencent is accused of infringing on the rights of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, one of the biggest mobile titles in Southeast Asia and faces allegations that include rights to authorship, reproduction and communications regarding the game.

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Disco Elysium Lawsuit Alleges ZA/UM CEO Illegally Took Majority Share

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The ongoing battle between partners at Disco Elysium studio ZA/UM has taken another turn as new information has recently surfaced in the dispute between Disco Elysium creatives Robert Kurvitz and Aleksander Rostov and current ZA/UM CEO Ilmar Kompus and former executive producer Tõnis Haavel.

According to the Estonian Ekspress (via PC Gamer):

“the problems began when Margus Linnamäe, who largely financed Disco Elysium and was ZA/UM’s largest shareholder, decided to sell his stake in 2021. There was an expectation that Linnamäe would split his shareholding among the partners, but he allegedly sold it all to Kompus.

Kurvitz and Rostov did not know about this at the time. Their suspicions were raised when they were apparently demoted internally and, after checking the Estonian registration of companies, realised that control of ZA/UM now belonged to Kompus. The pair allegedly began demanding answers, shortly after which they were sacked. Both still own minor shareholdings in ZA/UM.

At the hearing, Kurvitz and Rostov argued that Kompus had used money that should have gone to the studio and shareholders, and funded Disco Elysium’s sequel, in order to buy those $4.8 million sketches. This was the alleged sleight-of-hand.

The shell company Tütreke, controlled by Kompus, somehow acquired these four sketches (described as being for a game called Pioneer One), and allegedly paid exactly one pound sterling for them before re-selling to ZA/UM for €4.8 million. This amount is what was apparently used to buy Linnamäe’s large stake, and put it in the hands of Kompus.”

 

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FTC Reportedly Considering Lawsuit Over Microsoft Activision Deal

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The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly considering filing an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard and a potential suit could be underway as soon as next month, according to Politico.

Furthermore, the lawsuit may seek to block the record-breaking deal, according to sources in the report who also said that the FTC’s four commissioners are yet to vote on a complaint or meet with lawyers, but the bulk of the investigation has been completed.

A lawsuit is not guaranteed and the FTC has not made any formal announcements at this time.

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